Theme of the Week: All Things New: New Beginnings
Bible Verse: “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV
Scripture Reading: Judges 6:11-16, Romans 1:17, Ephesians 6:10
New beginnings come in all shapes and sizes and almost always come with a certain amount of anxiety and fear. The level of fear is determined by how far the new beginning pushes you out of your comfort zone. The only way to thrive is to step through the fear. Do it afraid. Sometimes tough decisions have to be made, decisions we may have put off for some time. Or perhaps change is required, or sin has to be confronted.
When in the Bible did God ever assign an easy task that left people in their comfort zone? Fear will always limit you and hinder new beginnings. It always requires a step of obedience, and obedience always requires a step of faith. The Bible says that “the just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17).
God saw Gideon according to the purpose he had for his life. God saw Gideon as a mighty man of valor, even though Gideon thought he was the least of his family. This is how God sees us. God won’t change his purpose and plan for you just because you don’t think you can do it. If God calls you to it, he will equip you to do it.
So, when you’re faced with a new beginning, whatever it may be, do it in God’s strength, not your own. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” (Eph. 6:10 NIV). The greatest things in life start with a step of obedience and faith. God’s grace is sufficient, and his power is made perfect in our weakness.
Let the power of Christ rest upon you.
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